Getting started with frugal living can seem daunting, but it really isn't. Look at your spend, and try some of these easy cost-cutters for beginners.
It's not easy to get serious about budgeting and saving. What is easy is coming up with excuses. Do any of these sound familiar?
Spendthrifts can't budget or save because they can't afford to — they've spent all their money. Beware these costly habits.
Falling oil prices may not be good for oil industry stocks, but it's great for consumers. Find out what else you will save on this year.
Remember how your mom was always wanted you to hang out with the "right" people? Yeah, that's good financial advice, too.
This year, resolve to spend less and save more. Go for one or more of these easy-to-reach goals!
Rules are made to be broken — even supposedly ironclad personal finance rules. Find out when it's okay to skirt money management law.
It's been a rough several years for the economy, but things may be looking up. Are you poised to cash in on the rebound?
Where does it all go? Who knows!? Watch out for these mindless spends and keep control of your money.
Read the fine print on your credit card agreement, and you may be surprised at all the ways your account can save you money. Wait! What?
Choosing steak instead of chicken? It's easy to let go of our frugal convictions when we have a few extra dollars. Watch out for the signs!
It's not easy to manage money, but when you include the influence and needs of those around us, it's downright hard. Who's keeping you poor?
Pay yourself an extra $100 this month (or any month) by paying attention to your spend and cutting back where it counts.
Keeping up with the Joneses is not the only sign of creeping lifestyle inflation. How many of these signs of profligacy do you recognize?
It's always good to be mindful about spending, but for the unemployed, an abstract should is a real world must. Here's how to cut back, fast.
Small little spending and budgeting mistakes add up to big holes in your finances. The good news is that you can find and fix them.
Trying to build a nest egg? Resist the urge to purge your pocketbook on every shiny bauble you see and watch your savings grow.
You've tried and tried to control your spending, but still it gets away from you? Make spending something you dislike and watch your savings grow.
The 80/20 rule applies to budgeting, too — 80% of your spend goes to 20% of your expenses. If you can cut those big costs, the savings are big, too.
Before you break out the checkbook, ask yourself a few probing questions. Your future self will thank you, whether you decide to buy or not.
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